November is here! We are anxiously awaiting the gluttony of Thanksgiving at the end of the month, but even more importantly we’re also looking forward to the arrival of Mel’s little foodie! We’re so excited to be welcoming baby Nathaniel to Team MMTM. That said, we still have a few weeks to go before we get there, and there are plenty of food-related events and activities to keep us occupied in the meantime. With that, we leave you with our monthly local news round-up below. Enjoy!
By Santiago Cardona
Yeah, yeah. We get it. The milkshakes at Bocas House are decadent, delicious, and Instagram worthy. While this is all true, please don’t let the shakes be the only reason you go there. Like most of you, I only thought of Bocas House as “that place with the milkshakes.” But truth be told, I was extremely impressed with the quality of the food on a recent dinner at their new Coral Gables location (2 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables).
Hey foodies, we’ve officially reached our last Foodie Friday of October! How did that happen? We can’t believe the year is all coming to an end so soon but we will do our best to indulge in every bit that’s left of 2017. Did you all enjoy the perfect crisp Fall day (or hours) we got to experience earlier this week? How perfect was the weather for a cup of coffee (or wine) outdoors? We get so giddy knowing there’s more of that coming in the next few weeks as Fall officially arrives in our beloved Miami. While we dream of cooler days and outdoor dining, we leave you with a few fun foodie links from across the web. Enjoy!
By Mitchell Nover
Colombians know how to throw a party (if you were at, saw any pictures of, or heard any stories about Mel’s wedding in Cartagena, you know). The team at Pueblito Viejo (8285 SW 40th St, Miami) is no different, offering up a truly unique Miami experience and an amazing cultural find in Miami if you’re open to exploring outside of your comfort zone. That first look inside is certainly something you’ll never forget; it’s extreme sensory overload with with tchotchkes literally hanging from the ceiling. But once you get over your initial shock, start bopping to the Latin pop tunes, laughing along with the live troubadour roasts/performances (I think I was referred to as a Harry Potter look-a-like, which, complement appreciated), and give yourself over to the sweet smells of fried Colombian food, you realize you kind of never want to leave.
By Melanie Galarce
Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar (230 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables) is the first of its kind in Coral Gables: a cool, unassuming taco bar in the heart of Miracle Mile that offers really good Mexican food and even better drink specials every day of the week. The restaurant has a cool retro Mexican ambience (think Calavera paintings on the walls) and vibrant décor reminiscent of a Mexican speakeasy.
Hey there, foodie friends. It’s officially Fri-yay which means we’re celebrating the weekend. We’re still waiting for the Miami fall breeze to kick-in, but we’ll take the drop in humidity any day. Do you have any fun foodie plans this weekend? Mel is hanging out and laying low since she’s almost 9 months pregnant, while Mitch is getting ready to travel the Caribbean for business. Who is getting the better end of the stick here? We hope you guys have an amazing weekend with some foodie adventures sprinkled in. To help jump start the few days of relaxation, we leave you with some fun foodie links. Enjoy!
By Monique Gonzalez
As Miami Spice continues in October (yep, it’s like Christmas in July!), Team MMTM is sharing one final #MiamiSpiceMonday post with you, and boy is it a doozy — a two-for-one look at gastronomic powerhouses and Turnberry Isle’s (19999 W Country Club Dr, Aventura) two beloved restaurants, Bourbon Steak and Corsair Kitchen & Bar.
Hey foodies! We’ve made it to another Friday and another weekend to celebrate all things life (and food, of course). Is anyone getting ready for Halloween? Can you believe we’re about two weeks out? We’re so pumped to dress up, but more importantly to eat wayyyy too much candy and satisfy our sweet tooth. We hope you have some fun fall plans this weekend that include a very good meal and an even better glass of wine (or other preferred sin). In the meantime, we leave you with a few fun foodie links from around the web. Enjoy!
By Melanie Galarce
Graziano’s has long been recognized locally as the “gold standard” for Argentine steak and cuisine. With several locations in Miami including Bird Road, Brickell, Coral Gables, and Hialeah, this is the steakhouse that consistently delivers top-notch quality food and has been a staple in our community for quite some time. I hadn’t visited in a while so when we got an invite to check our their Coral Gables location (394 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables), Mitch and I jumped at the opportunity to revel in a good steak meal.
By Mitchell Nover
Despite the lack of power and A/C that many Miamians had to deal with after Hurricane Irma, all things considered, our city fared pretty well during the storm. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for our neighbors to the south in the Florida Keys. It’s been tough to hear about the destruction they faced, however the good news is starting to trickle in and, as of October 1st, the island chain is officially back open for business and happily welcoming visitors and tourists. Of course there’s still a lot of work to be done, and considering The Keys are a special place for a lot of us up here in Miami, it’s important that we do our part to help stimulate the local economy.
So, here I am, trying to do my part by recommending a great discovery I made on a trip down to Islamorada back in July in the hopes that you’ll soon make a visit. Chef Michael’s (81671 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada) is a New American seafood restaurant that serves up polished dishes in an upscale, island-style setting.